pandect

pandect

[pan-dekt]
noun
1.
pandects, a complete body or code of laws.
2.
a complete and comprehensive digest.
3.
Pandects, Roman Law. digest ( def 12b ).

Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin Pandectēs < Greek pandéktēs all-receiver (pan- pan- + déktēs receiver, container, encyclopedia)

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pandect (ˈpændɛkt)
 
n
1.  a treatise covering all aspects of a particular subject
2.  (often plural) the complete body of laws of a country; legal code
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek pandektēs containing everything, from pan- + dektēs receiver, from dekhesthai to receive]

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